Jeremy Pruitt lands NFL coaching job, for real this time
If you missed it, we shared a report on Wednesday from The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman of Jeremy Pruitt working on a deal to land a job with the New York Jets.
The wording of that report (which we noted at the time was interesting), “Jeremy Pruitt is working on a deal to join the Jets coaching staff,” suggested a move to the Jets was not a certainty for the former Tennessee coach.
Turns out, that’s exactly what happened as the Jets never made the move to hire Pruitt.
Well, it turns out Pruitt is headed to the Big Apple, just not to coach for the Jets.
Instead, the former Volunteer head coach will reconnect with Joe Judge with the New York Giants, according to Chris Low of ESPN. Judge, now the head coach for the Giants, previously worked with Pruitt at Alabama.
As long as Pruitt’s name is attached to any NCAA inquiry into alledged recruiting violations, he is likely unhireable in the college game, making his move to the NFL a logical choice.
It remains to be seen if he’ll receive any punishment from the NCAA following Tennessee’s investigation into alledged violations, but until further notice, expect Pruitt to stay in the NFL until that’s all resolved.